Jubilation as Super Eagles Striker Wins Golden Boot Award at Top European Giants

Jubilation as Super Eagles Striker Wins Golden Boot Award at Top European Giants

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • Paul Onuachu has won the 2021 Belgian Golden Shoe award thanks to his impressive game last year
  • The Nigerian international was superb last year for Genk netting 29 goals and also helped the Super Eagles to qualify for 2021 AFCON
  • The Super Eagles striker however did not travel with the Nigerian squad to Cameroon for the African Cup of Nations due to injury

Paul Onuachu who is a Super Eagles striker has recorded his name in the history books after being announced as the winner for the 2021 Belgian Golden Shoe award.

His incredible performances in the year 2021 for Belgian giants Genk helped the Super Eagles striker to land the award thereby becoming the first Nigerian to win it.

Paul Onuachu
Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu with his award. Photo by Nico Vereecken
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Who are those Paul Onuachu beat to win the award?

Paul Onuachu got 333 votes to win the award beating the Club Brugge duo of Noa Lang (272 votes) and Charles De Ketelaere (271 votes) according to the report on Complete Sports and Brila.

How many goals did Paul Onuachu score last year?

Last year in all the Belgian League, Paul Onuachu netted 29 goals and had already started the current campaign well with 12 goals before he got injured.

His injury also made him to miss the Super Eagles final squad for the 2021 African Cup of Nations currently going on in Cameroon.

Nigeria have also started their campaign on a winning note beating Egypt in their first game with Iheanacho netting the goal.

Nigerian billionaire gifts Super Eagles N10m For beating Egypt, promises team N50m if they win AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, offered the whooping sum of N50million to the Super Eagles of Nigeria if they emerge as champions of the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Onyema made this promise after gifting the Super Eagles N10million for their victory against the Pharaohs of Egypt in their opening group D game.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s 30th-minute strike was enough to guarantee maximum points for Nigeria as the Super Eagles go top of Group D with 3 points after their win with Guinea-Bissau playing out a barren draw against Sudan in the group’s other game.

Nigeria will take to the pitch next on Saturday, January 15, when they file out against Sudan in a bid to seal a second-round spot after two games while Egypt will tackle Guinea-Bissau in the group’s other game.

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